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A friend and I got together at Westfield last Friday to figure out what Lent would look like this year–literally. We pulled out all the…stuff…I’ve collected over the years, found in the nooks and crannies of this grand old church, and had donated by generous members of the congregation (thanks for the fabric, Joan!)–and began working our way through the Sundays in Lent. We were searching for ways to connect those Sundays, and what became clear was that using common materials and elements between those Sundays would be a huge help.

With that in mind, I headed to Lowe’s before going to the church to look for landscaping stone. Now in Georgia, this would be totally reasonable. People work in their yards all year round down there because, you know, things aren’t frozen solid.  Well, it’s a different story up here and I found the garden center locked up tight. So, I headed to the tile section. And here’s what I found:


Bathroom wall tile. Works like a champ. It can be arranged in any pattern and can lend itself to all sorts of uses: the road to Jerusalem, the wilderness, a riverbed–just to name a few. If you decide to use tile or stone, put a protective layer of paper or plastic beneath it to protect the finish of the altar.


Anyway, enough of all that–here’s a quick look at what I’ve got in store for you and for Westfield this Lent. Click an image to see a larger version.


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